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Lynn Batchelder is a contemporary jeweler working and teaching in the Hudson Valley, NY. Her work is rooted in the drawing process, translating the quality of the drawn line into metal as she seamlessly moves between creating jewelry, objects and drawings. She received an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA from Western Michigan University. She is the recipient of the 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award and was a 2015 SNAG Emerging Artist selected to present at SOFA Chicago. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, participating in exhibitions in Germany, South Korea, Sweden, and Australia, and recently presented solo exhibitions in the United States at the Heidi Lowe Gallery and the Gallery at Reinstein|Ross in New York City. Batchelder has taught classes at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, the Society for Contemporary Craft, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art in the Metal Program at SUNY New Paltz.